Star Wars legend Kenny Baker dies aged 83 after decades of R2 D2

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Star Wars legend Kenny Baker dies aged 83 – after decades of R2-D2.

The 3ft 8in actor, who starred in six Star Wars films as well as Time Bandits and Flash Gordon, was 83.

Baker shot to fame in 1977 when he first played the robot character.

The actor, real name Kenneth George, starred in the role during the Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi.

He was also involved in three Star Wars prequels from 1999 to 2005.